NA Standing Committee on Law and Justice Meets
Monday, 27th February, 2017
Islamabad, the 27th February, 2017: The Standing Committee on Law and Justice met today under the Chairmanship of Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk, MNA in the Parliament House, Islamabad to consider the budgetary proposals relating to Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the year 2017-18, The Constitution (Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (Insertion of new Article 19-B) (moved by Ms. Munaza Hassan, MNA).
2. The Committee considered the budgetary proposals relating to Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the year 2017-18 in detail. The Committee recommended to approve all the 12 project consisting on construction of Islamabad High Court, Islamabad, contraction of office & official Residence for Hon. Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO), Federal Program under Access to Justice Program etc.
3. The Committee considered the Constitution (Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2017 and recommended to approve. The amendment was proposed in the fifth seclude of the Constitution regarding to increase the entitlement of pension of widows of the Judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan and High Courts from 50% to 75%.
4. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (Insertion of new Article 19-B) (moved by Ms. Munaza Hassan, MNA) was also discussed in detail. The amendment was regarding the provision of right to social security to all the citizen of the country. The social security will cover the basic necessities like food, clothing and health cover through the system.
5. The meeting was attended by MNAs Justice (Retd.) Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema, Muhammad Moeen Watto, Mr. Muhammad Raza Hayat Harraj, Ms. Kiran Haider, Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Sherazi, Mr. Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar, Ms. Asiya Naz Tanoli, Mr. Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Ms. Shagufta Jumani, Engr. Ali Muhammad Khan Advocate, Dr. Arif Alvi, Ms. Aisha Syed and Mr. S.A Iqbal Quadri. The Officials of the M/o Law and Justice were also present in the meeting.